Australia is a country and continent located in the southern hemisphere. It is south of Southeast Asia and is the divider between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean. The Indian Ocean is off the western coast, while the Pacific is to the east. Located just to the north of Australia are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Just south of Melbourne is Tasmania, while to the south and east is New Zealand. The country, which is also a continent, is very large and offers many different types of geography. Most of the people tend to live closer to the coasts and the water sources.